Monthly Archives: June 2012

Reviewing marriage and parenthood policies

This issue has been discussed and reviewed so many times over the past few years: Singapore’s low fertility rate. Singapore’s current total fertility rate is at 1.20. It was recently announced by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean that the … Continue reading

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Libraries loaning out Ebooks

Libraries are now equipped with e-reading devices for loan to the public, with the service launched by Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development Lee Yi Shyan on Thursday last week. I feel it’s a great thing … Continue reading

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Dense, small city can be clean and green

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, at the Rio+20 summit that just recently ended in Rio de Janeiro, said the key to achieve a city that can be concurrently dense and green is to build upwards and to leave space for trees. The … Continue reading

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City Harvest Church – what in the name of god

Recently, City Harvest Church’s founder pastor kong and 4 other senior members have been charged in court for taking at least 23 million dollars of the church’s fund and using that large sum of money to fund the music career … Continue reading

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Non-citizens to pay more for education next January

The local government has been under significant pressure from the locals, being called to ensure that Singaporeans are given preference when it comes to public services. In its latest release, the Singapore government announced that school tuition fees for non-citizens … Continue reading

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Aussies welcome asylum seekers – A population stimulant?

Australia’s government scheme on asylum seekers was covered again in this week’s Sunday Times. While The Straits Times covers this scheme under a seeming Samaritan-like angle, I would challenge that this scheme masks and actually serves another purpose. Let me … Continue reading

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Unemployment in Singapore continues

What might worry young singaporean graduates more than climate change and our aging population are unemployment rates and a potential economic recession. Things should be looking better from a recent report which said that manpower shortages are less severe, which … Continue reading

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